East Street, Saffron Walden
Main DescriptionA Charming Grade II listed detached cottage with an abundance of period character and charm believed to date back to 1720, ideally located just a short distance from Saffron Walden town centre.
ACCOMODATION Poplow Cottage is a beautiful and truly individual Grade II listed detached period home boasting an abundance of period character, with an array of original features throughout. The property enjoys a pleasant elevated position and is ideally located just a short distance from the town centre.
The property provides well appointed living accommodation with a good size entrance hall benefitting from attractive tiled flooring, a wonderful main reception room combining a characterful snug area with an attractive woodburning stove, exposed beams and timbers as well as a vaulted dining area with French doors leading to outside. There is a charming kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a range of storage cupboards with solid oak worktops incorporating an integrated oven, gas hob, fridge and microwave with space for other appliances. There are low level French doors opening to the rear garden and a glazed door to one side. There is also a study on the ground floor which could serve as a 3rd bedroom along with a modern family bathroom.
On the first floor the property benefits from 2 good sized double bedrooms, both with attractive exposed beams and timbers, period fireplaces and dormer windows. In detail the accommodation comprises:-
Entrance hall 12'8" x 6'9" (3.86m x 2.06m). Polished herringbone brick flooring. Staircase to first floor, doors leading to:
Sitting room and study/dining area 20'9" x 12'9" (6.32m x 3.89m). Attractive sitting room with an open fireplace housing an Aga multi-fuel stove, two windows to the front aspect, exposed timbers, built in storage cupboard. The study/dining area benefits from an attractive vaulted ceiling with French doors leading out to the garden, door to:-
Kitchen / breakfast room 19' x 17'7" overall (5.8m x 5.36m overall). The kitchen benefits from a range of base and eye level units with solid oak and marble worksurfaces incorporating a built-in oven and gas hob, and tiled flooring.
The breakfast area benefits from attractive tiled flooring, a glazed door and window to the side and French doors providing access to the rear garden.
Study/ Bedroom 3 9'3" x 6'6" (2.82m x 1.98m).
Dual aspect with window to the side and front aspect, tiled
flooring and exposed timbers.
Bathroom 8'11" x 7' (2.72m x 2.13m). Comprising panelled bath with independent shower over, low-level WC, wash basin and bidet, tiled flooring, ladder towel rail, built-in recessed cupboard and a window that peeps over the garden.
On the first floor:
Bedroom 1 13'7" x 12'9" (4.14m x 3.89m). Window to front aspect, cast iron fireplace and exposed timbers, built in storage cupboard.
Bedroom 2 13'4" x 9'9" (4.06m x 2.97m). Dual aspect with windows to front and side aspect, built-in cupboards.
The property enjoys an elevated position set back from the road sitting behind a small front garden area with attractive stone steps leading to the front door. The delightful south facing rear cottage garden is laid to lawn with an attractive array of well stocked flower and shrub beds. There are two small brick built out buildings, one of which is currently used as a small studio with a small raised patio area to the rear of the garden. To the side of the garden there is an attractive brick wall with a door giving access to Tanners Way. Although there is no parking with Poplow Cottage, permits can be bought for East Street residence parking, or off street parking on Tanners Way is available on a first come, first serve basis.
East Street is ideally situated in the heart of the historic town of Saffron Walden, just a short walk from the market square, the common and the beautiful Bridge End Gardens. The town itself has an abundance of boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants, along with many popular high street retailers, including Waitrose and a twice weekly thriving market. The town's leisure facilities include an 18 hole golf course, a cinema and an 800 seat concert hall. The town is well situated with Audley End station within 3 miles, providing a regular service to London's Liverpool Street in approximately 55 minutes. Alternatively the M11 can be accessed at junction 8, Bishop's Stortford. Stansted airport is within 19 miles and the University City of Cambridge is within 15 miles to the North.